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One of the most common complaints that women have about their bodies is excess back fat. You know, that stubborn fat that bulges around ...

Tips for Getting Rid of Back Fat

One of the most common complaints that women have about their bodies is excess back fat. You know, that stubborn fat that bulges around our bras and leaves our backs looking…well…lumpy, right?
This article is dedicated to back fat - both how to get rid of it and how to dress to minimize it and get a nice, smooth back that looks more youthful and feminine. Let’s start with some ways to get rid of back fat and then move on to how to camouflage it in the meantime.

Now, the problem is that there is no “magic” exercise that you can do to specifically target your back fat. If you just work on building muscle in your back, the fat is still going to be there sitting on top of the new muscle which probably isn’t what you are hoping to achieve.

Getting Rid of Back Fat

Rather than focusing on building muscles in your back, instead focus on decreasing your overall body fat percentage. As your body fat drops the rolls will go along with it, leaving you with a smooth back that looks great in any kind of shirt.

So how do you decrease your body fat? First, you should focus on boosting your metabolism through exercise - specifically through building lean muscle on your body along with doing some cardio. The more lean muscle you have the faster your metabolism will run which will make losing fat much easier.

To get the biggest boost to your metabolism try focusing a lot of your strength training efforts on some of the largest muscle groups in your body like your legs and backside. Doing squats and lunges both are great for building these muscles…just be sure to use proper form when you are doing them and to listen to your knees to avoid injury. With both squats and lunges when you are in the down position your knee should be directly over your ankle - not protruding out in front. If your knee is sticking out in front shift your weight back until it is right over your ankle. This will help to protect the knee joint and avoid injury. And just like with any exercise, make sure that you check with your doctor before you start so that you know it will be safe for you.

Doing arm, stomach and back strength building exercises will also help to boost your metabolism and should be incorporated into your workout. Several times a week you should add cardio to your workout routine as well like fast walking, jogging, riding a bike, swimming or anything else that appeals to you. The combination of strength training and cardio will help you to quickly decrease your body fat percentage and to say goodbye to back fat for good.

To see the fastest results, along with exercise you should be eating a diet designed to help you lose fat. The Fat-Burning Kitchen is a good one that you may want to check out.

Now, what to do about hiding back fat in the meantime, right? The good news is that you can camouflage back fat and get a smoother back before you start to see results from diet and exercise. Instead of choosing a traditional bra, try checking out Amazon. There are bras were designed to keep back fat from bulging around a bra and can really make a huge difference in the appearance of your back. 

I hope these tips were helpful! Thanks for reading.